Register for Bitterroot Culture Camp at Travelers’ Rest
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: May 10, 2017

Montana State Parks ( will host Bitterroot Culture Camp on Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd at Travelers’ Rest State Park. Applications accepted through Friday, May 26th, 2017.

Attention all middle schoolers! Join us this summer for the week-long Bitterroot Culture Camp. You can be one of 12-15 selected middle school students from the Bitterroot Valley to meet with your peers from the Flathead Reservation for a week of fun activities and friend making while learning about the crossroads of culture at Travelers’ Rest State Park throughout history!

Participants will learn leadership skills as well as respect for elders and the land.  The camp will include field trips to culturally significant places in western Montana, hiking, and sessions where campers will learn from elders, biologists, and cultural experts. They will also be an active part of the camp community and complete a service project before the last day of camp!

The Bitterroot Culture Camp is FREE to all participants thanks to the generosity of the Travelers’ Rest Preservation & Heritage Association (TRPHA). However, TRPHA requires a $50 deposit from camp participants who live in the Bitterroot Valley. This deposit is refundable upon completion of the camp, or participants may choose to donate the $50 to Travelers’ Rest in support of future programs.

Apply online at or email for an application.

For more information, call the park visitor center at (406) 273-4253 or e-mail Emma LaFave at

What: Bitterroot Culture Camp

When: Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd 2017

Where: Travelers’ Rest State Park, 6717 Highway 12 W, Lolo, MT

Travelers’ Rest State Park, located in Lolo, Montana, is the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. For centuries, Native Americans; including the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Nez Perce, used the area as a campsite and trail junction. With Lolo Creek running through the park, Travelers’ Rest Sate Park is an idyllic spot for nature walks and bird watching.

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Emma LaFave
AmeriCorps Member,
Travelers’ Rest State Park

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